Interviews

Four Food Advocates are Speaking Up Against an Unfair System that is Causing Hunger to Persist

Four food advocates discuss their views on the state of our food system. They explore the relationship between class, race, and food access, investing in local farm programs, and young people’s hopeful role in sustainable agriculture.

“The farmer is literally hedging their bets” in Eastern and Southern Africa

Drought tolerant crops that deliver nutrition and income to farmers could bring more food security to the region. Dr. Moses Siambi from ICRISAT explains how relying on single, water-intensive crops during dry periods can be risky.

Making Tropical Agriculture more Resilient and Sustainable

Small-scale farmers in the tropics face many challenges. However, Dr. Ruben Echeverría of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture remains hopeful.

Karen Karp: Working with All Stakeholders for a Better Food System

Dani Nierenberg interviews Karen Karp about how her consulting company focuses on economics and works with diverse stakeholders to develop regional food systems, increase access to healthy foods, and expand sustainable agriculture.

Making Food More Equitable in Dayton

Dayton, Ohio is one of the hungriest American cities. Lela Klein of Gem City Market tells Food Tank about how to turn Dayton’s food deserts into areas where all members have access to fresh and nutritious food.

Fireside Chat with Keith Maddox and Brigette Browning

Keith Maddox and Brigette Browning expose the realities of the San Diego labor force and how union organizations help relieve daily financial struggles for minimum wage workers.

A Conversation About Artificial Intelligence and Technology in Food Systems

Experts in agriculture, artificial intelligence, and technology sit down to discuss the current and future role of tech in agriculture. Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack opens the discussion.

Accelerating Entrepreneurship in the Food System

Renske Lynde explains the mission of her accelerator Food System 6. Food entrepreneurs receive mentorship and access to a broad network to shape a new food system, focused on recycling value back to the communities and the environment.

NEWS: A Big Data Approach to Malnutrition

“If Google can do driverless cars, and we can tell a coffeemaker to start brewing while we’re still asleep,” Dr. Mercy Lung’aho tells Food Tank, “we can do something about malnutrition.”

Hugh Jackman Doesn't Get Just Any Coffee, He Gets His Fair Trade

“Coffee is a family business, and by family I also mean a community business, it relies on everybody.” Steingard explains, “Let’s affect not just the farmer and him or herself but also the family and the community.”